Assen Moto2: West takes victory in wet race

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 28 June 2014 12:28

Anthony West took his first Grand Prix victory in 11 years in a wet Moto2 race at Assen today.

Brit Sam Lowes took the lead early in the race before being relegated to second by Simone Corsi. Lowes looked comfortable in second place, before crashing twice with 16 laps to go.

Corsi crashed out of the lead several laps later, but remounted to finish 13th.

After a tentative start Maverick Vinales made his way upto second place, breifly taking the lead from West late on in the race after the leading group caught back marker Dominique Aegerter. West quickly retook the lead and controlled it to the finish.

Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio finished third behind Vinales after Luis Salom crashed out.

Brit Gino Rea made the most of the tricky conditions, finishing in 11th place after running off the track.

1 25 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 142.0 46'02.089
2 20 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 142.0 +0.318
3 16 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 142.0 +0.743
4 13 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 141.7 +7.300
5 11 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 141.5 +11.253
6 10 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 141.3 +14.932
7 9 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 141.1 +17.658
8 8 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 141.0 +20.177
9 7 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 140.7 +25.260
10 6 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 139.5 +50.761
11 5 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 139.4 +51.526
12 4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 139.4 +51.692
13 3 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 139.1 +57.108
14 2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 138.7 +1'06.613
15 1 39 Luis SALOM SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 138.2 +1'15.500
16  88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 138.2 +1'17.239
17  54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 138.1 +1'17.528
18  2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 137.0 +1'42.178
19  97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 136.7 +1'48.124
20  45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 134.4 1 Lap
21  77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 132.0 1 Lap
22  18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 131.1 1 Lap
23  94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 129.9 2 Laps
24  21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 127.3 2 Laps
25  19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 127.3 2 Laps
26  81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 126.1 2 Laps
27  70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 125.4 2 Laps
28  96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 122.7 3 Laps
29  10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 115.0 4 Laps